Artistic License, 16" X 20" (approx.)
Hand dyed cottons, machine pieced, machine quilted
I knew going in to this challenge that I wanted to learn more about the minimalist artists. Piet Modrian was the first I thought of, but a little googling and I came up with several others I liked. Not only does the 'less is more' esthetic appeal to me, I also learned where a lot of modern quilts draw their inspiration from.
So what is my 'license'? Modrian used primary colors, I used secondary. He framed his colors with black, I used white. This piece was also used to answer some "what if" questions I posed. What if I used more than one color thread for quilting? What if I used squares and rectangles for my quilting designs, but did not echo the squares and rectangles on the quilt, but created another layer of design?
It's also another piece to see how I can showcase hand dyed fabric (in this case, snow dyed) in a design surrounded by solids.
It was interesting to see how the effect of the color changes with the threads influenced the look of the fabric. It was most obvious on the snow dyed fabric.
I was also interested to see how the thread color influenced the negative white space. I'm not sure how I feel about that yet!
It has been a long year with the muse largely absent for me. I'm beginning to wonder what it will take to get her back!